nuts and bolts

  • zita beretta

    Senior Member
    France - French
    les éléments de base
    les tenants et aboutissants, in formal language
    you choose,
    depends on context (not only "political" or something, but what is the sentence before...and the following one)
     

    wildan1

    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    les éléments de base
    les tenants et aboutissants, in formal language
    you choose,
    depends on context (not only "political" or something, but what is the sentence before...and the following one)
    nuts and bolts is decidedly colloquial in this context, so I don't think a formal equivalent in French would render the register it suggests.

    éléments de base - basic tenets

    nuts and bolts... les petits détails embêtants ?
     
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